Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13762
The Army purchased this helicopter 0865
Total flight hours at this point: 00001088
Incident number: 670520021ACD Accident case number: 670520021 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 605 TC CO
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 2
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P CPT ERB KARL FRIEDRICK KIA
P O2 JM BABCOCKK
CE E4 DM HIGGINS
G E6 AC HAWLEY
Passengers and/or other participants:
E4 TO CORBINE, OAY, D
** NO NAME, OAY, A
At 500 feet, a loud bang and grinding noise was experienced. The aircraft autorotated, hit a tree, flipped and landed upside down then submerged in a river. Visual contact with the ground was lost due to fog, haze and firefly lights.
This record was last updated on 09/20/1998
Additional information is available on CD-ROM.
Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.
Return to the KIA name list
Return to the KIA panel date index
Date posted on this site: 05/26/2019
Copyright © 1998 - 2019 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association